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    • Arizona's First Sanctioned Air Mail

    • Unknown
    • Air mail service -- United States; United States Postal Service; Air Pilots; Arizona--History--1912-1950
    • Katherine Stinson picking up Arizona's first sanctioned air mail at the Pima County Fairgrounds in her Partridge-Keller Looper. The mail would be delivered by dropping it at a vacant lot behind the receiving post office.
    • Bill Daniels in Arizona flying service OX-5 American Eagle

    • Charles Hirst
    • Aircraft; Airports; Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950
    • Bill Daniels in Arizona Flying Service's OX-5 American Eagle Miss Phoenix at 24th St. and Van Buren Airport. The Arizona State Hospital building can be seen in the background to the right of center and behind the trees.
    • Didier Masson's Sonora

    • McKinney, Fred A.
    • Airplanes, Military--History; Air Pilots; Arizona--History--1912-1950
    • The Sonora, ready to start on a bombing expedition over Guaymas. Didier Masson is in the pilot's seat on the right side of the aircraft and to his left in a dark suit is the unidentified bombadier, possibly Gustavo Salinas or B. Alcalde.
    • General Calles' Christofferson biplane

    • McKinney, Fred A.
    • Airplanes, Military--History; Air Pilots; Arizona--History--1912-1950
    • Pilot Lawrence W. Brown and unidentified others with Christofferson biplane in the summer of 1915. The plane dropped leaflets and a dummy bomb on the U.S. infantry camp at Nogales, Arizona on July 31, 1915.
    • Unloading a biplane at the Phoenix docks

    • Charles Hirst
    • Airplanes; Aeronautics -- History; Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950
    • A Kinner American Eagle being unloaded from a boxcar at the Phoenix railroad docks. Shipping by train was just as economical as flying and offered less exposure to the aircraft. The wings and props were crated and the fuselage covered and wheels...
    • Winter at Red Butte

    • Irving Kravitz
    • Airplanes; Aeronautics -- History; Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950
    • A winter storm arrives at Red Butte Airport.
    • Wreckage of Martin Jensen's plane near Payson

    • Unknown
    • Airplanes; Aeronautics -- History; Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950
    • Jensen's B-1 Ryan following its controlled crash in the top of a large oak tree in Hell's Canyon near Payson, Arizona. Jensen and Leo the MGM Flying Lion survived the crash with discomfort but no serious injuries.
    • DH-4 Border Patrol Wreckage

    • Hinkle, Lt. Stacy C.
    • Airplanes, Military--History; Arizona--History--1912-1950
    • A DH-4 Border Patrol aircraft after a forced landing, July 1919. The spreader bar was low enough to hit obstructions and aircraft with this landing gear were known to have a built in ground loop. Crosswinds and rough fields aggravated the...
    • The first airplane in Kingman

    • Unknown
    • Air Shows; Airplanes, Military--History; Arizona--History--1912-1950
    • One of the three big DH-4 airplanes visiting Kingman from Ellington Air Base, Texas was teh first airplane in Kingman on February 22, 1919. The aircraft gave both Kingman and Oatman their first air shows and the next day flew to Peach Springs and...
    • Big chicken DH-4 and pony soldiers

    • Hinkle, Lt. Stacy C.
    • Airplanes, Military--History; Arizona--History--1912-1950
    • 12th Aero Squadron DH-4 flying liason with Calvary troops on United States-Mexico border patrol in 1920.
    • Twin-engine biplane bomber at Yuma

    • Unknown
    • Airplanes, Military--History; Arizona--History--1912-1950
    • The first multi-engine airplane to land at Yuma. No further information given on original photo but the aircraft is possibly the Curtiss-Martin NBS-1 type, one of four Marine bombers under Captain Gieger that left San Diego for Quantico, Virginia...
    • U.S. Army world cruiser Chicago

    • Unknown
    • Airplanes, Military--History; Arizona--History--1912-1950
    • The U.S. Army Douglas World Cruiser Chicago at Tucson Municipal Airport, September 21, 1924.
    • Wreckage of Lockheed biplane at Gila Bend

    • Denham Scott
    • Airplanes; Aircraft Accidents; Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950
    • The Lockheed F-1 at Gila Bend following the failure of its right engine shortly after take off.
    • Women with wreckage of Lockheed biplane at Gila Bend

    • Denham Scott
    • Airplanes; Aircraft Accidents; Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950
    • Left to right are an unidentified woman, Betty Boyle Smith, and Mrs. U.L. Logan. Smith was a nurse and the wife of Dr. Richard Smith who were spending their vacation hunting and fishing when this accident happened. On account of their help and...
    • Passengers boarding biplane at Central and Roanoke

    • Bernard Whelan
    • Airplanes; Airports; Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950
    • The elegant and comfortable Reinhart and Whelan's Wright OW-1 Aerial Coupe loading passengers at Central and Roanoke Airport during the winter of 1925-1926.
    • Biplane with dangling stuntman at Van Buren airport

    • E.D. Newcomer
    • Air Shows; Air Pilots; Arizona--History--1912-1950
    • The Reinhart and Whelan Standard flown over Phoenix by Howard Reinhart and dangling a stunt performer believed to be "Sarah" Bernhardt, giving a weekend show to the crowd.
    • Howard Rinehart with biplane

    • E.D. Newcomer
    • Air Pilots; Airports; Arizona--History--1912-1950
    • Howard Rinehart, partner in the Rinehart Whelan Co. at 24th St. and Van Buren Airport during the winter of 1927-1928.
    • DePinedo's Santa Maria at Roosevelt Lake

    • Unknown
    • Airplanes; Seaplanes -- History; Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950.
    • DePinedo's Santa Maria was the first seaplane to land in Arizona. It landed at Roosevelt Lake on April 5, 1927.

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